Lynx Spiders and others roaming our small paradise!

Tiny spider patrolling the border! Cute visitor on Dendrobium 'White Pagoda', shot July 19, 2007

Strolling spider on my thumb, captured May 17, 2007 Yay! Tiny little spiders that have taken residence in our tropical garden paradise. They’re seen very frequently mooching around our plants.

I love to play with them, coaxing a newly found one onto my fingers! But of course, only the little ones which are really harmless! ;)

Common Lynx Spider on hibiscus leaf, taken May 20, 2007 Look what I’ve found….a pretty stripy spider with long spiny legs. Did a google search and I’m so delighted to have identified them – Lynx Spiders!

Lynx spiders are hunting spiders, predators of insects and hunt without a web. Long-legged, they can run very fast and jump on their prey like a cat, hence commonly known as Lynx spiders.

Common Lynx Spider on Oleander leaf, shot October 24, 2007 They are usually found on grass, plants, flowers and shrubs, actively seen during the day stalking their prey. They have eight eyes, with six of them arranged in a hexagon-like pattern, a typical characteristic of members of the family Oxyopidae.

Read more at this site: Spiders of Australia.

Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Superfamily: Lycosoidea
Family: Oxyopidae
Genera: Oxyopes (Common lynx spiders)

Last edit: May 30, 2016

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